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Medication Technician / Caregiver

Job Title: Medication Technician / Caregiver
Employer:  Santa Teresita
Position Type: Part-Time
Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

  • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
  • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
  • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:
The general purpose of your job is to dispense medication to residents for self-administration as prescribed by the physician, to provide assistance to residents in their activities of daily living (ADLs), to perform various services in relation to the general upkeep and cleanliness of the buildings and equipment of Santa Teresita, and to participate in the tasks required for the general running of an Assisted Living household.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Med-tech certificate (Preferred)
  • 1-year experience as a Medication Technician (Preferred)
  • Current Certified Nurse’s Assistant Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification and maintain current
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Meet required health screening, TB Clearance and Criminal record clearance and official state documentation to such
  • Valid California Driver License and ability to be insured (preferred)
  • Speak, read and write English in a manner that can be clearly understood
  • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job-related continuing education per year.

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dispense medication to residents for self-administration as prescribed by the physician
  • Document all medication activity on record keeping tools required by organization’s practice and state licensing regulations in an accurate manner (without error) and with the most current information regarding each individual residents’ medications
  • Assist residents with personal care including, but not limited to bathing, dressing, grooming and hygiene as indicated by the personal care plan
  • Assist residents with ambulation as indicated by the care plan
  • Assist with meal service both in the dining room and for meal tray delivery to individual rooms
  • Document all care rendered to residents on the appropriate/designated charts and forms provided
  • Report all change in mental and physical condition, social behavior, and emotional or physical needs to Administrator or Care Coordinator.
  • Make regular rounds of building at designated intervals in order to monitor residents and safety of environment
  • May transport/escort residents to doctor’s appointments, religious and social events
  • Prepare snacks for residents when requested by resident and assist in meal preparation according to menu instructions
  • Clean resident rooms and care areas as assigned according to facility and regulatory guidelines and maintain their orderliness at all times
  • Launder personal clothing and linens of residents, as well as common laundry, as needed
  • Remove all waste, including infectious waste, from assigned area according to established schedule and proper infection control techniques
  • Perform general cleaning of public areas, common rooms, offices, hallways, rest rooms, elevators, outside corridors and stairways, balconies, patios, laundry rooms, and any other assigned area
    • Dusts, cleans, and polishes woodwork, furniture, fixtures, and equipment
    • Vacuuming, sweeping and mopping of floors
    • Cleaning of windows and glass
  • Change light bulbs and batteries in facility as needed to keep lights and equipment in working order at all times. Complete a work order if special skill is needed for some types of changes
  • Use cleaning materials and supplies, and prepare solutions according to standard formulas
  • Restock personal hygiene paper products and soap dispensers in various locations throughout the facility
  • Observe and report all potential hazards to supervisor; perform any immediate action required within ability to prevent hazard actuation
  • Respond to emergencies, call 9-1-1 as appropriate and assist with evacuation in case of fire or emergency
  • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
  • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position
  • Encourage residents to participate in activities; prepare and lead activities as assigned
  • And other duties as assigned

Skills and Job Requirements:

  • Successfully complete 24 hours of Medication Technician training- consisting of 16 hours of hands-on shadow training, which shall be completed prior to assisting with self-administration of medications, and 8 hours of other training or instruction, as described in 1569.69 Health and Safety Code within the first four weeks of employment
  • Prioritize and perform multiple assignments, including assisting with resident needs, under time pressure and deadlines with accuracy while maintaining a positive disposition
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team to accomplish deadlines and tasks requested by supervisor
  • Take responsibility for his/her actions
  • Training in conflict resolution, mediation, and handling difficult people
  • Converse with residents in a familiar and respectful manner that exhibits patience and tact
  • Keen awareness and observation skills to identify reportable changes in residents and/or their environment
  • Must be able to read English and follow manufacturer’s instructions on equipment and all products used to perform the duties of this job
  • Operation of cleaning equipment including, but not limited to: vacuum, buffer, wringer, scrubber and carpet cleaning machine
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques and basic sanitation/hygiene for environmental care
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education annually in accordance with state regulationsmanner.

Working Conditions:

  • Subject to difficult behavior from residents
  • Ambient temperatures that are higher than 74°F to preserve comfort of residents
  • Exposure to needles and bodily fluids
  • Be on feet for extending periods of time either walking or standing in one place
  • Intermittently walk 12 acre campus
  • Is subject to regular interruptions in request for assistance
  • Exposure to dust and chemicals that are potential irritants.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds alone, and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a height of 5-7 feet
  • Ability to push/pull or move a maximum of 250 pounds for a distance of 5,000 feet
  • Ability to reach overhead, bend, squat and crouch
  • Ability to stand and walk about for long periods of time.

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CNA / Activities Assistant

Job Title: CNA / Activity Assitant
Employer:  Santa Teresita
Position Type: Full-Time
Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

  • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
  • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
  • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:
Implement activity program as developed by the Activity Coordinator for residents at all levels of care and functioning. Responsible for maintaining consistent dynamic in programs that support interpersonal involvement and engagement of residents for augmented quality of life in body, mind and spirit.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s Degree preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • CNA certification required
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Speak, read and write fluent English with clarity and proficiency

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    Skills and Job Requirements:

    • Ability to work flexible hours required, including availability for weekends and holidays
    • Ability to supervise several residents at a time for group activities
    • Keen awareness and observation skills to identify reportable changes in residents and/or their environment
    • Converse with residents in a familiar and respectful manner that engages them in a meaningful way and exhibits patience and tact
    • Attend required in-service and other training required for this position
    • Take responsibility and is accountable for his/her actions
    • Complete 8 hours of continuing education annually that is pertinent to job requirements

      Application Link: Click here to apply

      Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) | Manor

      Job Title: Certified Nurse Assistant
      Employer:  Santa Teresita
      Position Type: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
      Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

      Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

      • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
      • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
      • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

      Qualifications and Education Requirements:

      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Certified by the State of California for Long-Term Care facilities as a Certified Nurse Assistant
      • Current CPR certification
      • RNA certification within one year
      • Ability to read, write and speak English to the degree necessary for effective communication with co-workers, residents and families, as well as for accurate charting

      Job Functions:

      Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) according to resident’s individual care plan
      • Take and record vital signs, weights and Input and Output accurately
      • Communicate regularly during shift to Licensed Nurse regarding the medical, psycho-social and spiritual status of each resident in assigned group
      • Report changes of condition to Licensed Nurse immediately upon observation
      • Maintain resident belongings and environment in a clean, safe and organized fashion according to resident preferences
      • Accompany residents to doctor’s appointments if directed by Supervisor
      • Assist Licensed Nurse as needed
      • Ensure safety and well being of the residents assigned to his/her care
      • Perform all duties in accordance with established methods, techniques under DHS and Santa Teresita standards
      • Document accurately on all flow sheets and logs per Certified Nurse Assistant duties
      • Respond to emergencies according to Santa Teresita procedure and within scope of Certified Nurse Assistant role
      • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort under the direction of Licensed Nurse
      • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
      • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
      • Ambulate residents, provide range of motion and assist with exercise and other individual activities according to care plan
      • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
      • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas
      • Provide reality orientation and cueing as necessary
      • Provide support and care to the dying resident, and their family, including post-mortem care
      • Perform other duties as requested by DON or Supervisor
      • Adheres to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance
      • Be knowledgeable and follow all safety procedures and regulations established in the employee handbook and other policies
      • Attend all meetings, inservices and other training required by this position

        Skills and Job Requirements:

        • Possess good communication and customer relation/service skills
        • Must have the ability to acquire knowledge of, and develop skills in basic nursing procedures and simple charting
        • Must be able to follow directions, both oral and written, and to work cooperatively with other staff members
        • Must be able to handle conflicts and difficult people
        • Manage time without creating an environment for the resident to feel they are being rushed
        • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
        • Complete 24 hours continuing education annually

        Application Link: Click here to apply

        Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) | Skilled Nursing

        Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse
        Employer:  Santa Teresita
        Position Type: Full-Time
        Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

        Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

        • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
        • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
        • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

        Qualifications and Education Requirements:

        • Current licensure from the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners
        • Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
        • Current in IV Therapy Certificate within three (3) months of hire
        • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
        • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)

        Job Functions:
        Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Monitor / provide total resident care
        • Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident in assigned group on a monthly basis
        • Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments, written care plan and goals established by the Inter-disciplinary Care Team
        • Assess the resident’s condition and nursing needs and implement appropriate action throughout entire shift
        • Monitor resident outcomes, take action according to licensed scope of practice and report findings to RN as required by policy, regulation or when outcome requires intervention beyond licensed scope of practice
        • Document resident status in medical record including progress notes, communication logs and care plans in a clear and pertinent manner within the shift in which status changes are noted
        • Notify MD of changes in resident’s condition and completely carry out physician orders accurately and in compliance with time frame indicated on orders, care plan or dictated by resident needs
        • Give thorough report at change of shift by performing walking rounds and documenting on calendars and communication logs
        • Perform resident admissions and discharges according to Santa Teresita procedures
        • Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa
        • Teresita policy and quality practices within LVN scope of practice
        • Participate in Performance Improvement program as requested
        • Participate in orientation of new personnel and assist in performance evaluations when requested
        • Instruct and supervise CNAs in order to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed for each resident
        • Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure
        • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort
        • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
        • Educate residents and their support group and include them in both development and implementation of plan of care
        • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
        • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
        • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas

          Skills and Job Requirements:

          • Able to handle emergencies well
          • Communicate clearly actively, passively and written
          • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
          • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of multiple residents needs and/or tasks in order to organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately
          • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
          • Attends all in-services and other training sessions required by this position

          Application Link: Click here to apply

          Dietary Aide

          Job Title: Dietary Aide
          Employer:  Santa Teresita
          Position Type: Part-Time
          Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

          Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

          • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
          • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
          • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

          Purpose of Your Job Position:
          The general purpose of this job is to prepare food items for resident meals and other activities that are not the direct responsibility of the cook.

          Qualifications and Education Requirements:

          • Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent
          • Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility
          • At least 18 years of age
          • Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.
          • Active Serve Safe Certification.
          • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
          • Interpret menu and perform basic math.

          Job Functions:

          Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

          Duties and Responsibilities:

          • Preparation and service of cold food items for the Skilled Nursing tray line and SNF / RCFE dining rooms in accord with the posted menu. Perform tray line assembly as assigned in schedule.
          • Contribute to efficiency of tray line assembly which is to be completed within one hour from start time.
          • Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for tray line and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Supervisor’s directions.
          • Making of sandwiches as needed and fulfilling other resident requests in compliance with their documented diet.
          • Rotating all stored food items according to FIFO method.
          • Read and interpret tray tickets accurately for food service line.
          • Serving both hot and cold food items for tray line according to ticket and diet specifications with less than 5% error.
          • Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures at beginning of each tray line assembly.
          • Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.
          • Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor or Manager.
          • Garnish all prepared food items.
          • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
          • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
          • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
          • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

          Skills and Job Requirements:

          • Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.
          • Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.
          • Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high quality food production according to industry standards.
          • Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.
          • Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.
          • Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.
          • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
          • Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

          Working Conditions:

          • Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.
          • Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.
          • Subject to strong odors/smells.
          • Exposure to chemicals that can be skin or eye irritants.
          • Subject to hostile behavior from residents and families.

          Physical and Sensory Requirements

          • Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.
          • Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.
          • Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.
          • Must be able to safely push at least 150 lbs. on industry approved moving apparatus.
          • Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.

          Application Link: Click here to apply

          Or send resume to:
          Santa Teresita
          Attn: Talent Acquisition Coordinator
          819 Buena Vista Street
          Duarte, CA 91010
          626-408-7820 
          talent@santateresitainc.com 

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